Catch, Release, Dead (Hooking Mortality): “Catch, photograph and release fishing has become so entrenched in our fishing psyche in recent years that it’s almost hard to remember that keeping nearly every fish caught was once the norm in our father’s and grandfather’s days. “ “How and how long you handle fish determines their fate.” “Bob […]
Conservation Archives - Missouri Trout Fisherman's Association - Springfield Chapter
Sorry, I can’t get this to load properly. Click on the following: History of the Management of Lake Taneycomo. Then click on the small page that appears. That should bring the paper into a larger, readable view.
Sorry, I can’t get this to load properly. Click on the following: Life History of Wild Rainbow Trout in Missouri. Then click on the small page that appears. That should bring the paper into a larger, readable view.
WOTUS: Acronym for Waters of the United States, also known as the Clean Water Act There is a particular farm near one of my favorite trout fishing locations. It is a small cattle operation. I wouldn’t call it industrial scale. It is, however, intense enough that the feeding area is a mud hole after a […]
A fly fishing club called Flyfishers at the Crossing instigated a campaign to get the MDC to change its interpretation of the definition of a fly in regards to the use of rubber legs, foam, etc which until recently made fishing in certain fly only areas with such a fly illegal. The MDC has found guidance […]
The Feather Thief, Beauty, Obsession and the Natural History Heist of the Century By Kirk Wallace Johnson A book review by Bob Randall Like to tie flies? Yes, then you like feathers. This is a book about the theft of museum quality feathers by an obsessed salmon fly tier. The theft was approximately 10 years […]
MDC proposes raising trout permits and daily tags starting in 2020 Increases needed to help cover costs of raising, stocking more than 1.5 million fish annually. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is proposing increases to the prices of its annual trout permits and daily trout tags starting in 2020. According […]
The American Museum of Fly Fishing and Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife aquarium and museum in Springfield, Mo., will give curious anglers the chance to walk under a carefully crafted trout stream and see how trout move about the water column thanks to a new partnership between two entities. In addition, a large portion of […]
One of my heroes is Aldo Leopold. Many people consider him to be the founder of wildlife conservation and he was one of the early leaders of the American wilderness movement. After receiving his Master of Forestry degree from Yale, he spent most of the next 20 years in the US Forest Service in New […]
Ron Ward, Mike Kidd, Russ Doughty, and several other MTFA members participated in the Southwest Missouri Fly Fishers clean up of Crane Creek on February 23,2019.